Network numerical analysis of optically thick hydromagnetic slip flow from a porous spinning disk with radiation flux, variable thermophysical properties, and surface injection effects

  1. Bég, O.A. 1
  2. Zueco, J. 3
  3. López-Ochoa, L.M. 2
  1. 1 Sheffield Hallam University

    Sheffield Hallam University

    Sheffield, Reino Unido


  2. 2 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


  3. 3 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Chemical Engineering Communications

ISSN: 0098-6445

Datum der Publikation: 2011

Ausgabe: 198

Nummer: 3

Seiten: 360-384

Art: Artikel

DOI: 10.1080/00986445.2010.512543 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-78649599337 WoS: WOS:000284611300005 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Andere Publikationen in: Chemical Engineering Communications


The steady, incompressible, laminar Newtonian magnetohydrodynamic slip flow with heat transfer from an impulsively started, spinning porous disk is investigated when strong injection (blowing) and significant thermal radiation heat transfer are present. The properties of the fluid, i.e., density, viscosity, and thermal conductivity, are assumed to vary with temperature. Using appropriate transformations, the axisymmetric flow conservation equations for mass, momentum, and energy in a cylindrical polar coordinate system (r, φ, z) are normalized to yield a series of highly nonlinear, coupled ordinary differential equations that are solved under appropriate boundary conditions with the network simulation method (NSM). Comparisons are made with an earlier study for the case of Prandtl number = 0.64 0.64 with suction present and found to be in excellent agreement. The effects of the radiation-conduction parameter (Nr), hydromagnetic parameter (Nm), slip factor (γ, which is related to Knudsen number), uniform injection parameter (W>0), and temperature difference parameter (ε) on the axial, radial, and tangential velocity components, Nusselt number, and temperature function are investigated in detail. Applications of the study include turbine blade systems, magnetic field control of chemical engineering processes, and electronic computer disk drive cooling. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.